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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Rapper Naeto C quits Storm Records



In the last 15 months, the Nigerian
entertainment scene has witnessed more
label shakedowns than we could have ever
imagined. And the breakup season isn't over
yet…
Rapper Naetochukwu Chikwe better known as
Naeto C has ended his relationship with Storm
Records, the music home where he launched his
career into the Nigerian music market.
NET investigations have revealed that the rapper
plans to fully launch his WKG/Cerious Music label
in a matter of months.
Unlike the many breakups that have preceded
Naeto's, the rapper's exit is not battlemented; both
parties have been very silent about the issue. As a

matter of fact, Storm Records insist that the rapper
is still signed with them.
One of the label's directors Tola Odunsi admits
that Naeto has had his own record label Cerious
Music for a while but is still with Storm.
'Naeto has had his record label for a while at least
3 years it's called Cerious Music – his music is
being pushed as a joint venture btw storm 360 and
Cerious Music. Nothing has changed', Odunsi
responded to our enquiry via E-mail.
Naeto C's profile is still active on the Storm
Records official website but then again, we can't
take that seriously as General Pype (an artiste
who has since parted ways with the label) also has
his profile on the website.
An inside source however says Naeto has indeed
left and his upcoming project will not be released
under the Storm Records imprint. One insider said:
'It is true Naeto started Cerious Music a few years
back but the launch of his new outfit WKG
(meaning White Kaftan Gang) will see him act fully
as an independent artiste.'
WKG kicked off in the middle of 2012 with the
launch of his 'Tony Montana (Bad pass)' video
featuring D'banj. We are told he also plans to sign
Lagos producer E-Kelly.
Storm Records was also not listed as one of the
organizers of his first ever solo US tour which ran
from late March to early May 2013.
Naeto who remains silent on the issue (he refused
to reply our E-mail messages) has been busy
though: he welcomed his first child while on tour in
the US and returned to Nigeria to seal a deal with
telecoms company Globacom as an ambassador.
Popular artiste manager Godwin Tom also says
Naeto is his new client.
Naeto joined Storm Records in 2006, returning
from the US where he had already formed a rap
group with close friend Ikechukwu and his
younger brother Uzikwendu called 'World
Famous Akademy'. With the smash hit single
'Kini big deal', he released his debut album 'You
Know my P' in 2008; parted ways with Ikechukwu
who left Strorm in 2010 and then released a
successful second album ' Super C Season' in
February 2011.
Storm Records headed by Obi Asika and Olisa
Adibua (the pair are currently in a legal battle)
have in the past signed an impressive long list of
acts including Jazzman Olofin, Darey, GT the
Guitarman, 2shotz, General Pype. They
currently have on their roaster rappers Sasha,
Yung6ix, Pop singer Ms Jaie, Urban-Pop group
L.O.S and gospel singer Tosin Martins.

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